Trapped in a London laboratory during a worker uprising in 1924,
ex-artillery officer and physics instructor Jeremy Tuft awakens 150
years later -- in a neo-medieval society whose inhabitants have
forgotten how to build or operate machinery. Not only have his
fellow Londoners forgotten most of what humankind used to know,
before civilization collapsed, but they don't particularly care to
re-learn any of it. Though he is at first disconcerted by the
failure of his own era's smug doctrine of Progress, Tuft eventually
decides that post-civilized life is simpler, more peaceful. That
is, until northern English and Welsh tribes threaten London -- at
which point he sets about reinventing weapons of mass destruction.
Shanks's post-apocalyptic novel, a pessimistic satire on Wellsian
techno-utopian novels, was first published in 1920.
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||The Radium Age Science Fiction Series
• Tom Hodgkinson
||191 x 127 x 18mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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